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What type of rock/crystal is this was found in Vernon NJ? [closed]

What sort of rock is this one?
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Identification of a rock. White marble? [closed]

Could you please help me identify the rock found commonly near many of the ancient Greek foundations and rubbles? This one was at the base of Poseidon's temple. White in colour with a smooth texture ...
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Can someone please tell me what rock this is and if its valubale [closed]

please identify please identify my rock and tell me if its valubale please
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Can someone help me to i identify this rock found in macedonia [closed]

Can someone help me identify this rock? Also, will it react to acid?
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Any idea type of rock? [closed]

Metorite looking rock from Idaho desert I believe, feels like it has a slight magnetic pull, but the magnet I have (which isnt very strong) doesnt stick, extremely heavy for its size. can you help me ...
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heavy, brown, rock with crystals, please help identify [closed]

please help identify this rock. it is heavier than most. dark brown color. picture is shown with streak test. found in Philadelphia pa. at home demolition site. crystals seem to be different type and ...
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What are these objects found on my property in Merced, CA? [closed]

These objects were found on my property when preparing for the replacement of a cement driveway. I would like to know what they are and, if possible, how they arrived at the place found?
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I bought these stones recently, can someone help identify them? [closed]

So the heart shaped one has rainbow like flecks in it-- kind of like an oil spill really. The reddish-orange one appears to have small cracks in it. I've been searching for hours, I can't figure them ...
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What kind of rock is this [closed]

very heavy, mica-like surface, scratch test with knife produced very fine black powder. But when I rubbed the black powder on paper it was reddish brown. Looks like graphite but it’s too heavy. Found ...
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Can anyone please help me to identify this rock? [closed]

This is a dark black rock with gold shimmering chunks sticking out of it, some of the chunks look rainbow colored or fake gold color it is a small rock less than 5 lbs (https://i.stack.imgur.com/YpNKm....
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Trying to identify the rock i found [closed]

. Can use some help to identify the rock I found. It's black on the outside and white or gray on the inside.
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Are these rocks raw jet? [closed]

Found these on the beach after some high tide and flooding thanks to a storm. Wondering if it is jet. One is much larger than the other. The smaller of the two is harder. The larger rock flakes when ...
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Please identify this pink transparent stone? [closed]

Pink transparent stone it maybe obsidian but my research indicates pink colour is very unusual for obsidian It’s translucent, all pink, slightly refractive you can read letters through when stone is ...
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Is this petrified wood or just “some rock”? [closed]

I was gifted this and have no idea what it is and was to embarrassed to ask, so here I am.
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I need help to identify this rock [closed]

I would like help to identify this Stone. I found this stone in my back yard. I would just like to know if it is worth anything or if I'm just going to add it to the driveway.
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Can this rock be identified? [closed]

Hey all, I came across this rock in a river in Western New York. There are two different parts of this rock. There are smooth, rounded parts that are brown to red in color. Their is a slight luster ...
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Glacial erratic - Granite or Gneiss? [closed]

This boulder is a glacial erratic in New Jersey. Can anyone tell if it's granite or gneiss? When you look at from the side, there appears to be foliation... but when you look at from the top or other ...
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Hollow tubular ferromagnetic rock? What is this? [closed]

I'm hoping others can help me identify this odd looking hollow rock/mineral/metal thing. I'll give pictures, then a video, then some other helpful info. First, here are some pictures. It's roughly 10 ...
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What is this red rock with crystal white inside? [closed]

I found this rock in the desert. I found similar rocks that are crystal white on the inside, but this one is rough on the outside and all the others are smooth. Plus all the rough rocks doesn’t have a ...
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Is this very old glass or a type of crystal? [closed]

I found these in Spain buried within a very old rocky sea bed along with many fossils, would this just be peices of damaged old glass or is it some form of crystal/rock? Thank you in advance
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What kind of rock is this? It was inside a bigger rock [closed]

I found this when I was really little, and I'm 18 now. It was inside a bigger rock; the three pieces fit together to make one piece. The biggest piece seems to have some kind of fossil on it. I've ...
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Can anyone tell me what this 'rock' is? [closed]

I found this in Topanga Canyon, California (LOS ANGELES). It can be scratched with a penny, but not my fingernail: hardness is about a 2.75 I guess. The size of a baseball. I found this on the edge ...
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Need help identifying this rock [closed]

I need a little help identifying this rock. It was found somewhere in the Sahara Desert. It is very hard and leaves a beige streak on a steel file (might be the concretized dirt covering it). The ...
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Mineral identification; black & metallic [closed]

During a recent trip to the Portuguese island of Madeira, I found a couple of interesting rocks on a beach. Both the rocks pictured in this question contain the same black mineral. I first guessed ...
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Hi, I'm hoping to identify this rock. [closed]

Would anyone be able to identify this rock?
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What are these inclusions inside this Rainbow moonstone? [closed]

I got this rainbow moonstone from Jaipur, India. The front and back are polished, has black tourmaline around it’s edges, and is 25x28mm. I didn’t notice it when I bought it but It seems to have ...
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I believe we got this rock in the mountains of Creede Colorado [closed]

Solid, has some weight to it, looks like it possibly has some purple amethyst on the opposite side, but mostly consists of this silver: Can anyone identify it as silver?
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Anyone tell me anything about this rock and crystals are please [closed]

Rock is fairly crumbly but takes force to break bits off. Found along the river Severn at Portishead battery point in the uk. One side looks like could be fossils and the other side interesting ...
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Rock Identification (West of Scotland) [closed]

Could anyone please identify this rock found off the West coast of Scotland?
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What kind of green rock is this? [closed]

Just wondering what kind of rock this is. I found it near an old home that was built in 1882 in Kansas. It is very heavy and it has a dark green tint to it. Probably about 6 lbs.
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Unidentified mineral found in France [closed]

(I am not a native english speaker, so I'm not really aware of the specific terminology.) A few years back, I found an unidentified rock on a beach in Normandie (France). It looks and feels (texture-...
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Identify this transparent brown rock [closed]

t The rocks are pretty small they are dark brown and comoleyelybsee through.
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Pink Rock Identification [closed]

I found this in the parking lot during a craft fair. Does anyone know what it is? I’m thinking it’s either pink kyanite or pink tourmaline, but I'm a amateur so I can’t differentiate between the two. ...
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What's this mineral? [closed]

I'm 99% sure I got it in California on base while walking near the airstrip so it could have come from litterly anywhere. I can't seem to break any pieces off. It's kinda heavy for its size and hard. ...
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Identification: Greenish Greek stone [closed]

Volume: 100ml +- 2% (yes, I couldn’t believe it either); Mass: measurement pending, but above 200g I just bought a mineral identification book and it says to take a streak. I tried with tiles at home,...
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Metallic rock identification from Ontario Canada [closed]

This rock was found in Lake/Lac Clair near Sturgeon Falls Ontario Canada in about 2 feet of water next to the edge of the lake. It can easily fit in my hand. You can see a size comparison in the ...
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Rock ID: brown, magnetic inclusion in Carpathian amethyst geode [closed]

What I believe is an amethyst geode (roughly 6" = 15.24 cm across) from somewhere in the Carpathian Mountains contains an oval-shaped inclusion of material with what look like pits of green ...
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Need help to ID rock type [closed]

I found this rock in a freshly ploughed field, and it looked too unusual to pass up. Can anyone identify what it is?
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Is this deep green calcite, green gneiss stone? [closed]

The site where it is found is characterized by schist, quartz and gneis, but also other species of rock. This is a scissors 2 cm semi transparent, vitreous luster, hard scale 6.5 - 7 ... I will post ...
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What are those flat areas in this desert formation seen from orbit? [duplicate]

(Google Earth at 19°58'49.87" N 53°38'09.51" E) Related to: What produces these distinct shapes in the Rub' al Khali seen from space? What is the flat (?) green/blue-ish terrain in between the ...
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What is this white rock with orange section I found in Ireland? [closed]

Brown gem found in smooth white rock very fine smooth almost shiny with clean breaks and a bluish tinge on breaking. Northern Ireland just south of Bangor on the North Down coast. Cheers!! Andy
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Can you help me identifying this beige/brown rock? [closed]

I found this stone in a box where I keep some memorabilia. Unfortunately I don't know, where it's from, maybe it's from a mountain side in the alpins or from a beach at the mediterranean sea. One side ...
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What kind of stone is this? Green tourmaline, or something else? [closed]

I was looking near mountain rivers for stones that I know like quartz, calcite, jasper. By chance on the top of the ground there was this one. It's a silky lustre semi translucent green-yellowish, ...
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Help identify this red and black rock [closed]

Last weekend in a field I found a rock that seems burned and heavier than other rocks, but I have no idea what it is. I measured body by using handmade tool afterwards calculated the density as 3.24&...
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Rock ID: translucent, hard, smooth, heavy for size dark green/black to white(around edges) east coast Australia in surf [closed]

Hi there, I found this rock in the surf somewhere on the east coast of Australia around 20 years ago. Not sure if this is sea glass or a rock but hoping someone can help me identify as it has bugged ...
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What kind of rock/mineral is this pinkish stone I found in Colorado? [closed]

I found this in my backyard and would love to know what I'm looking at. It reminds me of a fossil. I live in Colorado, Denver-metro. The sample is about 2 inches top to bottom, weighs maybe .5 lb, ...
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Help me identify this pink stone sphere that I bought [closed]

I found this amazing sphere in an oddball shop the other day, and the shop owner and I were guessing it may be Rhodochrosite or Rhodonite. It looks more brown in the photo than it truly is - it's ...
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What is this waxy sort of green rock from Labrador, Canada? [closed]

This rock is green and kind of waxy to touch 1: https://i.stack.imgur.com/WKBVU.jpgWith a nail you can scratch it but not deep and it is kind of dull with shiny specks in it,it do seem like layers or ...
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What is this white and deep red rock found in Morocco? [closed]

Rock found in Morocco and haven't been able to figure out what it is! Please help!
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What could this large heavy rock be? [closed]

My daughter found this large (about the size of her head) and very heavy dark gray/black rock with small craters in it and has iridescent coloring through the middle. If you could possibly help us ...